The secret to a flake-free scalp? This peppermint oil and ginseng-infused elixir.
Written By BAZE MPINJA
2020 — a year in which Zoom calls, sweatsuits, and at-home exercise equipment reigned supreme. But just as those activities were on the rise, our showering and hair washing habits saw a major decline (who can blame us for slacking off a bit?). And the result, as you might expect, isn’t pretty: itchy scalp, product buildup, dry ends, and general hair blahness. Thank goodness, we found the solution — and it doesn’t even involve water. Sunday II Sunday Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum, a foolproof treatment that relieves inflammation and itch in just 15 minutes, no rinsing required.
Founder Keenan Beasley created Sunday II Sunday to address the needs of fitness-oriented folks who want to maintain their active lifestyles without sacrificing their hair. Like every product in the hydrating line, Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum works wonders for everyone, but especially those with waves, curls, and coils who tend to shampoo less frequently and are more prone to excessive dryness (it’s harder for natural oils to travel down from the roots to the tips of textured strands). That said, anyone struggling with a dry scalp can reap the benefits of this nourishing product. The formula is made with refreshing peppermint oil to soothe and cool, while ginseng amps up blood circulation and fights hair loss. The not-too-thick, non-greasy texture feels as luxurious as any fancy face serum and absorbs quickly into the skin. Plus, the nozzle makes it easy to apply directly to the scalp anywhere you need it, such as in between braids, weave closures, or even a top knot. Simply glide it on, massage it in, and your scalp care work is done. Now if only our workouts could be that easy.
“I buzz my hair short and my scalp is always so dry. I love using this serum to massage my scalp and hydrate my hair. This is that one extra step that I do weekly to keep it from drying out.”
–Nick Barose, Makeup Artist
“This is one of my favorite products. I have used many peppermint infused shampoos in the past for dry, flaky scalp. It is nice to have an option for a leave in product that does not weigh down the hair. As a person of color, whose scalp and hair tend to be on the drier side, I wash my hair one time per week. This scalp serum has a cooling effect that helps to alleviate the sensation of itch between washes. I recommend applying it nightly as needed. The peppermint fragrance is invigorating.” –Dr. Lian Mack, Dermatologist
“I love this because it instantly softens my 3C textured hair, hydrates my scalp, and stops the itchiness in minutes. Plus, it’s made my hair softer and shinier overall.” –Nile Abbai, Makeup Artist
As with every product on VIOLET GREY, the Sunday II Sunday Soothe Me Daily Scalp Serum reached our shelves once a minimum of 70 percent of testers deemed it a winner. At that time, we added it to our hair edit with the Violet Code’s official seal of approval.